2016 Election Podcasts: Rochester City Council Ward 2
Incumbent: Michael Wojcik
Bio from campaign website: Michael Wojcik is a husband, father, small business owner, professor, cyclist, traveler, and city councilman.
Michael grew up in Northern Minnesota. He and his wife, Lisa, have lived in Rochester since 1999. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Anastasia and Natalia. The family also has a black lab mix, Jaida, that they adopted from Paws and Claws Humane Society.
Michael is passionate about the health, safety, and prosperity of the neighborhoods he represents. In his efforts to transform these ideals into reality, Michael has developed particular expertise in finance, community & economic development, affordable housing, transportation, energy, and broadband.
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Challenger: Scott Hoss
Bio from campaign website: A Rochester native, Scott Hoss learned early the benefits of hard work as a caddy, busboy, and jack of all trades at the Rochester Golf & Country Club. Then, Hoss developed service and communication skills as a server at the Embers Restaurant (formerly in Ward 2).
More recently, he learned countless lessons in diplomacy, human nature, and problem solving as an attorney in Rochester. He is ready to put his skills and passion to work for Ward 2 and the City of Rochester.
Scott has worked with a variety of local organizations to keep his leadership skills sharp. He is the current Board Chair for the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester and Treasurer of the Journey to Growth Board of Directors.
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Interviews were recorded between Sept. 12-15, 2016.
Election Day is Nov. 8. Additional voting resources can be found here.
(Left to right: Wojcik and Hoss)